Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Today’s project started with an old board we removed from the house we are renovating.  I loved the old thick distressed look of it.  It actually looks like it had been recycled before it was put in the 1950’s home because it had nail holes and nails in it already. I’m so glad I made our contractor keep them for me.  Let’s make a DIY upcycled riser out of it!

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Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Supplies used to make a DIY upcycled wood riser:

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

To get the pieces needed for the riser, we began by cutting the board to measure 10 inches long.  Then cut two 1.25 inch strips to create the feet.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

To make sure the entire piece had the perfect rustic feel, I distressed the cut ends using a screw, axe and screwdriver.  I just went to town banging them up a bit.  Maybe I went a little overboard, but it was so therapeutic.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Then I stained it all, making sure I didn’t achieve full coverage on the natural parts because I wanted the unfinished look to come through some as well.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Once the stain was dry, I attached the feet with wood glue.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Once the feet were in place, it was time to style!

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Small risers like this can be used in the kitchen, on a table with a candle on top, to add some height to your table scape when entertaining and so much more.  The possibilities are endless!  Here are a few ways I use them.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

I love the old rustic feel of this project!  Keep in mind you can beat up a new board using a hammer and nails, chain or whatever you have on hand to give it a rough look.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

Make your own DIY upcycled wood riser using this tutorial. Wood risers are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom décor.

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